The Sirius Mystery: New Scientific Evidence of Alien Contact 5,000 Years Ago

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Convincing evidence that the Egyptian, Sumerian, and Dogon civilizations were founded by aliens from the Sirius star system who are now ready to return

• Updated with 140 pages of new scientific evidence that solidifies the hypothesis that the KGB, CIA, and NASA attempted to suppress

• An awe-inspiring work of research that calls for a profound reappraisal of our role in the universe

• Over 10,000 copies sold in its first two months of release in Britain

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Overview

Convincing evidence that the Egyptian, Sumerian, and Dogon civilizations were founded by aliens from the Sirius star system who are now ready to return

• Updated with 140 pages of new scientific evidence that solidifies the hypothesis that the KGB, CIA, and NASA attempted to suppress

• An awe-inspiring work of research that calls for a profound reappraisal of our role in the universe

• Over 10,000 copies sold in its first two months of release in Britain

Publication of The Sirius Mystery in 1976 set the world abuzz with talk of an extraterrestrial origin to human civilization and triggered a 15-year persecution campaign against Robert Temple by the KGB, CIA, NASA, and other government agencies. Undaunted, however, Temple is back, with 140 pages of new scientific evidence that makes his hypothesis more compelling than ever.

Many authors have speculated on the subject of extraterrestrial contact, but never before has such detailed evidence been presented. Temple applies his in-depth knowledge of ancient history, mythology, Pythagorean physics, chaos theory, and Greek, to a close examination of the measurements of the Great Pyramid of Giza, which was built to align directly with the star Sirius. He concludes that the alien civilization of Sirius and our own civilization are part of the same harmonic system, and are destined to function and resonate together. His findings warrant a profound reappraisal of our role in the universe.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Von Daniken and Velikovsky followers should have a good time with this book, which is buttressed by some impressive looking scholarly apparatus."

"The Sirius Mystery argues with some sophistication the likelihood that superior beings from Sirius visited earth between 7,000 and 10,000 years ago. . . . Temple unleashes a torrent of arcane information . . . a swirl of genuine astronomical mysteries, anthropological dates and the tricky cross-currents of comparative mythology."

"A fascinating book because the nugget of mystery Temple has mined and polished is from a pure vein. . . . The Sirius Mystery should be taken seriously."

"The mind boggles....Robert Temple is cautious. He has intellectual integrity...(his) massive research into the ancient mythologies of numerous civilizations and cultures one can only regard with awe."

"The mind not only bends but warps."

"The most exciting and scholarly exposition of the theory of extraterrestrial intervention yet written." 

"Before dismissing Mr. Temple's theme as fantasy or science fiction one should read his well-documented book and examine his case without prejudice."

Time Magazine
"The Sirius Mystery argues with some sophistication the likelihood that superior beings from Sirius visited earth between 7,000 and 10,000 years ago. . . . Temple unleashes a torrent of arcane information . . . a swirl of genuine astronomical mysteries, anthropological dates and the tricky cross-currents of comparative mythology."
Sunday Times (London)
"The mind boggles....Robert Temple is cautious. He has intellectual integrity...(his) massive research into the ancient mythologies of numerous civilizations and cultures one can only regard with awe."
Oxford Mail
"Before dismissing Mr. Temple's theme as fantasy or science fiction one should read his well-documented book and examine his case without prejudice."
Nature Magazine
"A fascinating book because the nugget of mystery Temple has mined and polished is from a pure vein. . . . The Sirius Mystery should be taken seriously."
John Michell
"The most exciting and scholarly exposition of the theory of extraterrestrial intervention yet written." 
author of Secrets of the Stones and A Traveler's John Michell
"The most exciting and scholarly exposition of the theory of extraterrestrial intervention yet written." 
author of Secrets of the Stones and A Traveler's John Michell
"The most exciting and scholarly exposition of the theory of extraterrestrial intervention yet written." 
From the Publisher

"The mind boggles....Robert Temple is cautious. He has intellectual integrity...(his) massive research into the ancient mythologies of numerous civilizations and cultures one can only regard with awe."
Oxford Mail
Before dismissing Mr. Temple's theme as fantasy or science fiction one should read his well-documented book and examine his case without prejudice.
London Sunday Times
The mind boggles....Robert Temple is cautious. He has inelectual integrity...(his) massive research into the ancient mythologies of numerous civilizations and cultures one can only regard with awe.
Talking Leaves
Those who are drawn to following Temple's well-constructed and voluminous data, references and inferences will be taken on a fascinating journey through an alternative view of classical history and science.
—1998
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780892817504
  • Publisher: Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
  • Publication date: 11/1/1998
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 384,598
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Temple is a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies, the Egyptian Exploration Society, the Royal Historical Society, the Institute of Classical Studies, and the Institute of Historical Research. He is the author of nine books, including Conversations with Eternity and The Genius of China.  Most recently he and his wife, Olivia, published The Complete Fables of Aesop to international acclaim. He lives in London. 

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Table of Contents

The Sirius Mystery
New Scientific Evidence of Alien Contact 5,000 Years Ago
Acknowledgments
Author's Note
1 The Sirius Mystery Today
What is the Mystery
Part One
The Sirius Question is posed
2 The Knowledge of the Dragon
Part Two
The Sirius Question is Rephrased
3 A Fairytale
4 The Sacred Fifty
5 The Hounds of Hell
6 The Oracle Centres
7 Origins of the Dogon
8 The Rising of 'Serpent's Tooth'
Part Three
Beyond the Mystery
9 A Fable
Appendices
I 'A Sudanese Sirius System', By M. Griaule and G. Dieterlen
II The Moons of the Planets, the Planets around Stars, and Revolutions and Rotations of Bodies in Space - Described by the Neoplatonic Philosopher Proclus
III The Surviving Fragment of Berossus, in English Translation
IV Why Sixty Years?
V The Meaning of the E at Delphi
VI Why the Hittites were at Hebron in Palestine
VII The Dogon Stages of Initiation
VIII A Note about Freemasonry
Bibliography
Notes to the Plates
Index

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  • Posted May 18, 2012

    Being an air sign (Gemini) I didn't have any prob following Mr T

    Being an air sign (Gemini) I didn't have any prob following Mr Temple on tangents; I followed willingly and with great enthusiasm and interest. I loved the inner questions and thoughts the information he presented brought up. Lots of food for thought and digestion, for now and the future as more and more archeological findings/discoveries reveal more and more of who we really are and where we really came from...and where we're really going. I've had lots of experiences of "knowing" scientifically unproven information, then sometimes years later this "knowing" is confirmed and expanded. Check out the work of author Laird Scranton, who also read this book and has subsequently done some pretty amazing things expanding the information here, connecting Dogon, Sumerian and Egyptian cosmology with present day String Theory! Ah Horatio...there is more in heaven and earth ...

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  • Posted October 15, 2011

    A classic

    I didn't enjoy this as much as I thought I would. It is the classic in the field, and I expected a well-reasoned arguement backed with source materials. What I got was endless source materials, some of which seemed pretty irrelevant, and some of which seemed so open to interpretation as to be pretty useless. There were some fascinating ideas, but I think this would be most useful for a researcher, who could pull out the good stuff, extrapolate from there, and come up with something better. Mr. Temple goes off on tangents, and then doesn't follow up - he seems to feel governments want to silence him, but doesn't say why, for instance. All in all, there are better books on this out there.

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